So over several years in my english classes i have been asked to find the hidden meaning in quotes. Like if it says "He pulled the red sweater over his head" I read that literally and get yelled at for it. Somehow that red sweater represents anger or something when in the story the protagonist actually seemed very happy. Some hidden meanings i do understand where readers and writers get that but others......no clue at all. I guess my question for you writers out there is: Do you write literally or do you actually put hidden meaning in certain things?